Singapore’s passport is the most powerful passport in the world, tying alongside that of Japan. Passport holders of Singapore have visa-free access to over 160 countries. To put it into perspective, I should remind you that there are only 198 countries in the world overall!
So, Singaporeans rarely have to worry about visa requirements when traveling to a foreign country for tourism and short-term purposes.
The visa requirements for Singapore passport holders are few, but there are still about 30 countries to which you can not enter visa-free with a Singapore passport.
Countries for Which Singapore Citizens Need a Visa
If you have a Singapore passport, and you are traveling to one of the following countries, you will have to apply for a visa at the nearest Embassy or Consulate of that country:
|Country||Visa Fee in Singaporean Dollar (approximately)|
|The Central African Republic||S$ 200|
|Republic of the Congo||S$ 230|
|The Democratic Republic of the Congo||S$ 230|
|Equatorial Guinea||S$ 107|
|North Korea||S$ 75|
|South Sudan||S$ 67|
Keep in mind: The visa fees and requirements above are the general visa fees for that specific country. They can change without notice at any time and they can change from one Embassy/Consulate to the other.
Your best choice when applying for a visa is to contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the country you will visit. There is not always one in Singapore, however, in which case you will have to travel to a neighboring country or utilize the services of a travel agency or visa application agency.
Countries Where Singapore Citizens Can Get a Visa On Arrival
If you are traveling to one of the following countries, you can get a Visa On Arrival at the airport/other port of entry:
|Country||Visa On Arrival|
|Comoros||Validity: up to 45 days
Cost: S$ 67
|Egypt||Validity: up to 30 days (single or multiple entries)
Cost: S$ 33 for single-entry; S$ 80 for multiple-entry
|Iran||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$ 108
|Jordan (Not available at all ports of entry)||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$75 (may sometimes be issued free of charge)
|Marshall Islands||Validity: up to 90 days
|Mauritania ( Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport)||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$ 82
|Mozambique||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$ 75
|Nepal||Validity: 15 to 90 days
Cost: depends on the duration of stay – from S$ 30 to S$ 135
|Sierra Leone||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$ 108
|Somalia (Available at Bosaso (BSA), Galcaio (GLK) and Mogadishu (MGQ) airports)||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$ 67
|Timor-Leste (Available at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or at Dili Sea Port)||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$ 27 for Transit; S$40 for Tourism; S$67 for Business
|Togo||Validity: up to 6 days
Cost: S$ S$40
|Tuvalu||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: S$ 135
Note: The visa fees are an approximate exchange into Singaporean Dollars. You will likely have to pay the fee in the local currency of the country you are visiting.
Countries That Offer Singapore Citizens an eVisa
If you are from one of the following countries, you can get an eVisa or Electronic Travel Authorization online before you travel:
|Australia||You can get the Electronic Travel Authorization for Australia through this website issued by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.
Cost: AU$ 20
|Ethiopia||Validity: single-entry for up to 30 or 90 days
Cost: US$ 52 for 30 days; US$ 72 for 90 days
|Gabon||You can use the Electronic Authorization if you arrive at Libreville International Airport. You can apply through this website.
Validity: 1 – 3 months single-entry; 6 months multiple entries
Cost: €70 for a single-entry visa; €185 for a multiple-entry visa
|India||Validity: One month to five years
Cost: Depends on the validity of the visa
|New Zealand||You can apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization through the website of the New Zealand Immigration (here).
Validity and cost: Depend on the visa you apply for.
|Oman||You can apply through the eVisa portal of the Oman Government (here).
Validity: Up to 10 or 30 days
Cost: US$ 43 for 10-day visa; US$ 82 dor 30-day visa
|Pakistan||You can apply through Pakistan’s Online Visa Portal (here) for tourism and business purposes.
Validity: up to 3 months for tourism; up to 30 days for business
Cost: Depends on the type and validity
|São Tomé and Príncipe||You can apply for São Tomé and Príncipe’s eVisa through this website.
Validity and cost: Depends on the visa.
|Suriname||You can apply for a Suriname Electronic Tourist Card through a private visa application agency.|
|Ukraine||Validity: up to 30 days
Cost: US$ 85
Countries That Offer Singapore Citizens Either an eVisa or a Visa On Arrival
If you intend to travel to one of these countries, you can obtain either an eVisa or a Visa On Arrival:
|Benin||eVisa: Valid for up to 30 days.
Visa On Arrival: Valid for up to 8 days.
|Kuwait||eVisa: Valid for up to three months.
Visa On Arrival: Valid for up to three months. You can obtain it on arrival for a fee of KW$ 3.
|Madagascar||Valid for up to three months. You can apply through this website, where you will get a Landing Authorization and get the Visa on Arrival.|
|Malawi||eVisa: You can apply through the website of the Malawi Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services.
Visa On Arrival: You can get it for a fee of US$ 75 at the port of entry.
|Papua New Guinea||eVisa: Valid for up to 60 days. You can apply through the website of the Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Authority. The fee is US$ 50 for tourism purposes.
Visa On Arrival: Free of charge.
|Saudi Arabia||Learn how to apply for a Saudi Arabia eVisa.
You can also get a Visa On Arrival for a fee of US$ 117.
Visa Requirements for Singapore Citizens for Long-Term Stays
Although Singapore passport-holders are exempt from visa requirements for most countries in the world, it should be noted that the exemption only applies for short visits.
The longest amount of time Singaporeans can stay in a country without obtaining a visa is one year (and that’s only in Georgia) while the shortest amount of visa-free access is 14 days (in China). However, on average, a Singapore passport will allow the holder a visa-free stay of about three months.
This means that if you want to stay longer than the visa waiver allows, then you have to obtain the appropriate visa for that country or at least an extension of stay.
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